By Alphonse de Lamartine
Brussels   Societe Belge de Librairie
6.5" by 4" [3], vi-xi, [2], 14-301; [3], 6-366; [3], 6-341; [3], 6-303pp
A beautifully bound French travel work documenting Alphonse de Lamartine's 1832-3 journey to the Orient.
By Alphonse de Lamartine

1838 Souvenirs, Impressions, Pensees et Paysages, Pendant un Voyage en Orient

Brussels   Societe Belge de Librairie
6.5" by 4" [3], vi-xi, [2], 14-301; [3], 6-366; [3], 6-341; [3], 6-303pp
A beautifully bound French travel work documenting Alphonse de Lamartine's 1832-3 journey to the Orient.
£170.00
: 1.5kgs / : 680P14

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Leather Binding, Original Binding, Signed Binding

Complete in four volumes. In the original French. In a signed binding by R. Nelson. This work is an account of the author's grand journey he made to the countries of the Orient, a journey made in royal luxury. The journey was made between July 1832 and September 1833. Lemartine describes his travels in a brilliant and bold style, richly describing the East as it was at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The author also had a great fascination for the Orient. During the course of this journey Lemartine lost his only daughter. Alphonse de Lamartine was a French poet and politician, who is known for being fundamental in the foundation of the Second Republic, and for the continuation of the Tricolore being used as the flag of France. His other works include 'Saul', 'Meditations Poetiques', 'Jocelyn', 'Histoire de la Revolution', and more. Collated, bound without the folding maps.

Condition

In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. A little fading to the spines. Minor rubbing to the boards and spines. A little bumping to the extremities. Tidemark to the fore edge of Volume 3. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot. Tidemark to the last few pages of Volume 3.

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